When the sun was fairly down, we slipped back to the hotel in the charitable gloaming
, and went to bed again.
The play-hour in the evening I thought the pleasantest fraction of the day at Lowood: the bit of bread, the draught of coffee swallowed at five o'clock had revived vitality, if it had not satisfied hunger: the long restraint of the day was slackened; the schoolroom felt warmer than in the morning--its fires being allowed to burn a little more brightly, to supply, in some measure, the place of candles, not yet introduced: the ruddy gloaming
, the licensed uproar, the confusion of many voices gave one a welcome sense of liberty.
You may figure to yourself the hum of voices along the road in the gloaming
A pretty girl at time o' gloaming
Hath whispered me to go and meet her Without the city gate.
With a hitch of his broad Bokhariot belt the Pathan swaggered off into the gloaming
, and the lama came down from his clouds so far as to look at the broad back.
The tops of trees, mostly rather depressing evergreens, showed at intervals over the top of the wall, and beyond them in the grey and purple gloaming
could be seen the back of some long terrace of tall Parisian houses, really comparatively close, but somehow looking as inaccessible as a range of marble mountains.
The little sail stood out against the purple sky, the gloaming
lay around us, wrapping the world in rainbow shadows; and, behind us, crept the night.
All this Alleyne listened to, until the dark keep of Twynham towered above them in the gloaming
, and they saw the red sun lying athwart the rippling Avon.
All the same, when she heard him in the gloaming
whistle from beyond the orchard a couple of bars of a weird and mournful tune, she would drop whatever she had in her hand--she would leave Mrs.
At length, in the first gloaming
of the night, we heard a trumpet sound, and looking back from among the heather, saw the troop beginning to collect.
I strolled back to my friends' house and was offered some Seville oranges from their tree; clutching my bag of booty I made my way home in the gloaming
, in a very contented frame of mind.
In doing so they saw off stiff competition from Bellowhead, The Furrow Collective and The Gloaming
to take the award.